After She's Gone // Daily Short Picks

After She’s Gone

When their only daughter suddenly dies, a grieving mother and father are forced to confront their once competitive relationship over her – and their failing relationship with each other. In this tale of love and loss, moving forward will require an acceptance the past. Director’s Statement This short was created[…]

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The Search for Amy Ning // Daily Short Picks

The Search for Amy Ning

A detective suffering an existential crisis searches for Amy Ning Director’s Notes It’s fundamentally about loss and how we try to reconcile such a vague and mysterious concept. The whole piece has a lot of word play to help follow the philosophical path and each character the hero encounters is[…]

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Como en Arcadia // Daily Short Picks

Como En Arcadia

Como en Arcadia (Just Like Arcadia) is a personal piece about the loss and mythification of youth and the magic and pain of platonic love. A journey into the beginning of times, when mortals lived like Gods, without worries and no caring about old age. A melancholic, dreamy intrusion back[…]

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Memory // Daily Short Picks

Memory

A story about a man who loses his wife, but manages to preserve her in the form of data on a mountain of computers he built, selling everything in his house in the process. His brother comes to confront him about this, and the argument they have starts to make[…]

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Sunlit // Short Film Trailer

Sunlit

“Sunlit” weaves an old folk tale into the lives of three main characters as they deal with an uncertain future. Set in Columbia, South Carolina, the film explores how we handle loss and how certain places can continue to provide comfort through memory.

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True Love Waits || Daily Short Picks

True Love Waits

A poignant tale of loss and loneliness. This dance film features world-renowned Batsheva dancer-choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith in a hypnotic performance to Radiohead’s “True Love Waits”. Director’s Statement I originally wrote a script about a girl returning to her childhood home and reliving painful memories, but when we found this[…]

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In Retrospect || Featured Short Film

In Retrospect

A young woman struggling to cope with the death of her fiancee is offered a new prescription drug designed to reconstruct memories and ease the pain of loss. Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things a human being will ever have to go through, where the mental[…]

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The Allure || Daily Short Picks

The Allure

This short film is a simple tale of love and loss, set against the backdrop of a road trip through rural Portugal. Without the need for dialogue, it conveys the mystical allure of falling in and out of love through a series of fleeting, humanist, moments. Like our protagonist, we[…]

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